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Handling Parenting Advice from Strangers

Parenting

Handling Parenting Advice from Strangers

I’ll be the first to admit that I was the perfect parent…before children. I’ll also be the first to admit that nearly everything I’ve said I wouldn’t do as a parent went out the window with the unused baby purees. But somehow, I was fortunate enough to have been taught that unsolicited advice comes across as judgment 99.9% of the time. Unfortunately, not everyone received that memo. From the second l slid into maternity jeans, I became an easy target for mothers (and some fathers) everywhere to “help” me transition into motherhood. There is an elderly widow nearby that regularly comments...

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Educational Apps for Toddlers

Parenting Toddler

Educational Apps for Toddlers

I try to make the conscious effort not to play around on my phone in front of my daughter because even as an infant, she is VERY aware of what I’m doing and can’t keep her eyes off of it. To me, she is too young for iPads, but before I know it she won’t be and I want her to screen time to count. There are a gazillion apps out there, and frankly some are useless, some are just “meh” but plenty more are great for helping kids learn all sorts of neat things. Here are a few of...

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Toddler 1 vs. Toddler 2: Raising Different Kids

Parenting Toddler

Toddler 1 vs. Toddler 2: Raising Different Kids

I love my kids. Don’t get me wrong, we have our crazy days, but there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them. I have three small children: ages 4, 2, and 7 months. But let me tell you one thing. My two toddlers are as different as night and day. Sometimes when you have small children together you assume you can raise them the same and relate to them in many of the same ways. I have learned recently that this is not the case. Sometimes you are just raising different kids, and that’s important to remember. Here are some...

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Getting Good Pictures of an Active Toddler

Parenting Toddler

Getting Good Pictures of an Active Toddler

I’m the eldest sibling in my sibling set, and the old rule holds true for us at least: there are exponentially more photographs of me as a baby than either of my little sisters (probably combined). Of course, this was back in the film photography days, when snapping a picture wasn’t as easy as grabbing your smartphone. Now, with DSLRs and smartphone cameras making really high quality cameras accessible to so many people, it’s hard not to take tons of pictures of our kids. Unfortunately with toddlers, however, those pictures may be numerous, but they aren’t always great (or even good)....

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Five Books that Changed My Life as a Parent

Books Parenting

Five Books that Changed My Life as a Parent

I felt like I was a really good parent…before I had actual children. I considered myself particularly qualified by my 10 years as a Nanny, a home-school teacher, and pre-school teacher, and had developed a pretty sophisticated and well-researched parenting philosophy. It is no question that the time I spent nurturing, observing, and helping those little minds develop impacted and aided my parenthood, but this mom gig is a whole other animal. I figured out pretty quickly after my oldest was born that theory and practice are quite different. I needed tools. I needed actual concrete scripts and ideas for how...

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